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Torker Median 1 and 2

interbike2013-4The Median 1 (pictured) represents Torker’s first steps towards the high performance market. The $800 aluminum framed commuter bike comes equipped with a carbon fiber fork and hydraulic disc brakes, setting it apart from the steel framed, rim brake equipped mainstays of the Torker lineup. The Shimano Alivio/Acera drivetrain offers up 27 gears via an 48/36/26 crankset and 11-32 cassette. Schwalbe Land Cruiser 700 x 35 tires round out the no-nonsense components group.

At $650, the Median 2 is a more budget-conscious offering, with components that might actually appeal to luddites. Mechanical disc brakes take the place of the Median 1′s hydraulics, and an aluminum fork replaces the carbon fiber. 38mm Kenda Kwick tires complete the package. Check out www.torkerusa.com

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2 Comments

  1. David B.September 22, 2013 at 4:39 am

    The two bicycles that you mention in this article DO NOT appear anywhere on the Torker website. This company is very bad about updating their website. I guess they don’t really care about selling bikes as they have a very casual attitude. I’m certainly not down on Torker bikes, I have two of them that I LOVE. They also have another new model called the V-District but it’s NOT on the website either. What’s wrong with these people ?

  2. ScottJuly 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I just noticed the Torker website was updated, along with the Median 1 and the V-district. So I came here looking for a review. I notice that there’s no Median 2 listed on the website. And the Median 1 is spec’d with an aluminum fork instead of carbon fiber.

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